THE STRIKING FACES OF GOLF

“My passion for golf started with this driver given to me by my brother when I was just 2 years old. Since then, I have been immersed in nearly all aspects of the game…Doing everything from picking up range balls and caddying to winning junior tournaments and becoming assistant superintendent at a championship level course.” - Trace Chiodo

EVERY ROUND OF GOLF BEGINS WITH A DRIVER.

The Striking Faces of Golf is a collection of 108 abstract illustrations depicting the striking face surfaces of antique wooden golf clubs. Drawing from my experiences in the world of golf, I explored line, shape, and color to characterize the individual beauty of each club. The illustrations were distilled down to a minimalistic form creating a geometric visual language that evokes memories of playing golf with traditional wooden clubs. In order to create a dramatic installation, I intentionally arranged the Striking Faces into grids of nine, a “front” and “back” nine, for a total of six rounds.

These faces have been kissed by many golfers throughout the years. They have played in rounds with the greatest of champions and the closest of friends. This series is a sampling of the historical timeline of golf’s number 1 club, the driver.

Individual signed prints are available for purchase. Please contact artist.

QUALIFYING ROUND – Front 9
(Striking Face #1–#9)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2018


QUALIFYING ROUND – Back 9
(Striking Face #10–#18)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2018


THE PRO-AM – Front 9
(Striking Face #19–#27)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2018


THE PRO-AM – Back 9
(Striking Face #28–#36)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2018


Round 1 – Front 9
(Striking Face #37–#45)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019


Round 1 – Back 9
(Striking Face #46–#54)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019


Round 2 – Front 9
(Striking Face #55–#63)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019


Round 2 – Back 9
(Striking Face #64–#72)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019


Round 3 – Front 9
(Striking Face #73–#81)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019


Round 3 – Back 9
(Striking Face #82–#90)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019


Round 4 – Front 9
(Striking Face #91–#99)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019


Round 4 – Back 9
(Striking Face #100–#108)

Digital Illustration
Pigment ink on watercolor paper
8 x 12in
55 x 70in (installation grid)
2019